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Welcome BOS members and all interested in birding Western New York and Southeastern Ontario!

photo of Eastern Towhee
Eastern Towhee - Photo by Sue Barth ©

Spring Migration is Underway!

Reports of Eastern Towhees, Fox Sparrows, Vesper Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Sandhill Cranes, and yellowlegs have been coming in!

Thank you to all who participated on the BOS April Count - the numbers are in the process of being compiled!

The Buffalo Ornithological Society (BOS) has something to offer to anyone passionate about birds: from the backyard feeder- watcher, the avid lister or the environmental activist, to the dedicated citizen scientist or the professional ornithologist. Society activities include regular programs, field trips, intensive long-term bird counts, checklist and date guide development, varied research activities, and involvement in local conservation efforts.  We invite you to join in the activities of the society!

The Buffalo Ornithological Society, Inc.  was established in 1929 to promote the study of the birds of the Niagara Frontier Region.  Annual grants are awarded by the BOS to fund member-sponsored avian research projects. We are proud of our extensive scientific research databases, our continuing involvement in environmental and conservation activities that impact birds, and our promotion of the enjoyment of ornithology.

The BOS coverage area includes western New York and parts of nearby Ontario, Canada. This region is rich in bird life with over 380 species and 25 recognizable subspecies of birds recorded. Explore our site to learn more about where to report and find birds, both regional specialties and rare visitors.


Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Several field trips, meetings, and events have recently been added to our calendar.  Take a look and be sure to join us at a meeting or on one of our field trips!

NOTE: This weekend's Raptor ID Workshop is being moved to the ballpark location on Rogers Road.

Apr. 13th: BOS Meeting / Council meeting before the regular meeting

Apr. 16th: Raptor ID Workshop

Apr. 24th: Braddock Bay Hawkwatch

BOS Happenings:

Check the Calendar for upcoming events!


Click here for a transcript of the minutes of our last meeting.